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An example is when Cenveo installed auto packers on half of their machines a few years ago.

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An example is when Cenveo installed auto packers on half of their machine a few years ago.
asked Feb 19 at 16:17 Deborah Wilson New member

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If you're asking if this is a conditional sentence, the answer is no.

link comment answered Feb 19 at 19:21 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow
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A conditional sentence says, "If ... , then ... ."  Your sentence does not include enough information to change it into a conditional sentence.  Since I spent thirty years in the printing industry, I can give you some examples, that might fit. 

 

If Cenveo orders automatic packers for half of its machines, Bobst will have a good year of sales.

 

If Cenveo had not installed automatic packers on half of its machines, the contract might have been won by RR Donnelley instead.

 

I changed auto to automatic.  If this is not formal writing, then the abbreviated form of the word is fine.  Also, I changed their to its.  A company is an entity, not a person. This is a common error.  You can also avoid assigning the wrong pronoun by using no pronoun.  For example, you could refer to the machines.

link answered Feb 20 at 13:06 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

Must have your mind reading ears on. Good job.

Lewis NeidhardtFeb 20 at 17:20

Well, I have no idea if that is what Deborah wanted to know. But how could I pass up a question that has something to do with the industry I grew up in?

Patty TFeb 21 at 07:27

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